Chamomile - Herbs for Dogs and Cats

Chamomile for Dogs and Cats

In this article:
  1. About chamomile 
  2. Health benefits of chamomile for dogs and cats
  3. Cautions 
  4. Dosing guidelines
1. About Chamomile 
Chamomile, a member of the daisy family, has been used an herbal remedy since ancient times. The dried flower head of the chamomile plant contains beneficial medicinal properties, the major components being:
  • 36 types of flavonoids
  • 28 types of trepenoids
  • Phenolic compounds

Chamomile can be used as a herbal supplement and topical treatment for many inflammatory issues.

2. Health Benefits of Chamomile for Dogs and Cats
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Mild astringent
  • Encourage and speed healing
External Uses of Chamomile
Internal Uses of Chamomile
    • Allergies – specifically hay fever (environmental allergy)
    • Anti-cancer agent, cancer growth inhibitor (breast, skin, prostate, ovarian, etc.)
    • Arthritis
    • Anxiety reduction, nerve calming (mild sedative)
    • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
    • Back pain
    • Cardiovascular conditions
    • Fever
    • Gastrointestinal conditions:
    • Carminative
    • Diarrhea
    • Digestive system relaxant
    • Diverticular disease
    • Esophageal reflex
    • Indigestion
    • GI tract irritation
    • Leaky gut
    • Muscle spasms associated with GI inflammatory disorders
    • Immune system booster
    • Ulcers of the stomach
    • Motion sickness
    • Nausea
    • Osteoporosis
    • Sleep problems (mild sedative)
    • Ulcers of the mouth
    • Upper respiratory system infections including
      • Colds
      • Stuffy nose
      • Sore throat
    • Uterine tonic
    • Vomiting
3. Cautions
May cause an allergic reaction in individuals with ragweed or related plant sensitivity.
 
4. Dosing Guideline

Weight
Dry Powders

Teas
Capsules/Tablets
Tinctures
1-10 lbs
a small pinch up to 1/8 tsp
less than 1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2 capsule, 1-3 times/day
1-3 drops, 2-3 times/day
10-20 lbs
1 larger pinch - 1/8 to ¼ tsp
1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2-1 capsule/tablet, 1-3 times/day
3-5 drops, 2-3 times/day
20-50 lbs
2 pinches - 1 teaspoon
1/4-1/2 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 2-3 times/day
5-10 drops, 2-3 times/day
50-100 lbs
2 pinches - 2 teaspoons
1/2-1 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 3-4 times/day
20 drops, 2-3 times/day
Over 100 lbs
up to 1 tablespoon
up to 1 cup 3 times/day
adult human dose
adult human dose

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Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld


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